View Full Version : A Replica of a $10,000. piece

01-13-2002, 04:52 PM
While painting a new house on Edisto Island a few years ago, the homeowner went to GA and purchased a China Cabinet for 10,000. The finish was beautiful, so I decided to duplicate it. I had a flea market Potatoe/Onion Bin, I used sheet- rock mud for the texture (same as the original) then used acrylics and freehanded the Southwestern Design.. It came out looking the same as the original..http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2002/PotatoeBinFrontCloseup.jpg the side viewhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2002/PotatoeBinSideView.jpg:evil: and it only cost me 3.00;)

01-15-2002, 10:33 AM
Wonderful piece! A lot of work and well worth more then $3.00! Did you use acrylics? And what did you use for sealing?:cat:

01-15-2002, 06:25 PM
Caron, thanks I agree it did come out great.. I used Acrylic paint after the Sheetrock Mud had dried completely, then I sealed it with Adi-color Dead Flat Varnish. Very low sheen.. I let the end results of the dried mud tell me where the southwestern scene was placed.. It was alot of fun..

01-19-2002, 04:51 AM
I think that kind of thing is so neat.
My sister in law would purchase it.. I'd go to a garage sale and make it.. or would rather do that.
You did a wonderful job on that..


01-19-2002, 08:27 AM
Hi sherriehicks

your tattie/onion bin looks grand, I haven't tried texture yet on items, looks fun. Its great seeing different ideas here on wetcanvas, a fine site for inspiration


01-22-2002, 08:12 PM
Isn't great how old can be transformed to new...Nice work :)

01-23-2002, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the welcome,, It is SOOOOOOO good to be back.. Glad you like the works.. Later Sherrie;)